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Finding Funding for LUV Virtual Exchanges

Finding a wonderful opportunity for your students to engage in cross-cultural communication and collaboration with their peers overseas is exciting. So how can you offer this to your students if you don’t have a sufficient department budget? Here are a few possibilities for you to pursue to fund a global virtual exchange with Level Up Village.

Funding Organization Grant Type Accounts / Decision Maker to Target
Bright Ideas Education Grants NC innovative projects Online app
DoDEA Federal grant for military-connected schools and students grant page Mini-grants Crowdsourcing
ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund) Provided to local education agencies to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on learning grant page
Full-Service Community Schools grant DOE grant page
Fund for Teachers Teacher professional growth website
Future Scholars for STEM Workforce Development Programs DOE grant page
Languages Matter Grants For educators via Wayside
Language Associations Including language, state, regional, & ACTFL Most are for study abroad but some are for projects and resources
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment grant page
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher development – fresh strategies + reflection grant page
National Education Association (NEA)  Foundation – Envision Equity Grants Cultural understanding grant page
NEA Foundation – Global Learning Fellowship Focus on global competency grant page
NEA Foundation – Student Success Grants Project-based learning grant page
National Science Teachers Association Awards STEM Awards Program
State Farm Foundation Grants Education grant page
Toshiba America Foundation Grants Inquiry-based STEM grades K-5 & 6-8 grant page
Voya Unsung Heroes Innovative class projects grant page